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Friday 26th May 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

BALBY – 1 Little Egret over (Neiil Shaw)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 2 Shelduck, 1m GARGANEY, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 2 LITTLE STINT, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 LRP, 16 AVOCET, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Swallow (melanistic), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, (Paul White per Barnsley BSG, Ken Foundation, Jonathan Holliday via Twitter and Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – f+6j Pochard, 1 BLACK TERN (Paul Gould per Twitter and Birdguides)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Grey Heron SW @ 07.15; 3 Greylag Goose SW @ 07.30; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard N @ 17.05; 1 HOBBY E @ 16.10; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull S (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe; 37 Mute Swan inc.2a+4j; 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 16 Canada Geese; 3 Greylag Geese (1W); f+9vyj Mallard; 2 Gadwall; 1 Buzzard; 1 Common Sandpiper; 15s Wren; 1s Song Thrush; 18 (17s) Blackbird; 6s Blackcap; 9 (7s) Whitethroat; 4 (2s) Reed Warbler; 13+ Great Tit inc.2fam.5+7+; 3s Willow Warbler; 3s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – c.30a+1j Greylag Goose, c10a+1j Canada Goose, 3a+8vyj Shelduck, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Partridge, 2p Oystercatcher, 2p LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BARNACLE GEESE, 1 Little Egret, 1 AVOCET, 27+ Ringed Plover, 6 GREY PLOVER, 5 LITTLE STINT, 7 Dunlin, 2 SANDERLING, 7 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 RUFF, 4 BLACK TERN E (Andy Marshall and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

MALTBY PIT-TOP – 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c.30 Swift, c.50 House Martin, 1m Yellow Wagtail,  2s Garden Warbler (Chris Robinson)

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

Spurn Migfest 2017 (8th – 10th September) Tickets go on sale on 29th May and can be obtained via the Migfest website at http://spurnmigfest.com/ or by phone from the BTO on 01842 750050

 

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud in places during the afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +16.4°C to +12.2°C to +23.9°C to +24.5°C to +14.8°C. Wind: very light SE/ESE occasionally SSE until 11am; then light/moderate SE/ESE occasionally E until 9pm then very light E thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1022hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc. none.
SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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